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Adam Smith Revisited

Description: This study represents an interpretation of Adam Smith's attitude toward a commercial society based upon natural liberty. In developing the thesis that the two works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations, are logically consistent, it is necessary to establish the reason of reasons why Adam Smith embraced a commercial society based upon the "obvious and simple system of natural liberty." It will be established that he embraced such as system because it allowed the maximum accumulation of capital, which is the manifestation of being truly virtuous as developed in his Moral Sentiments. To go one step further, it will be seen that, so far as Smith is concerned, it is the rising bourgeoisie, the manufacturers and artificers, which is truly virtuous, i.e., accumulates capital.
Date: January 1967
Creator: Roden, Peyton Foster
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The Bracero Programs

Description: The bracero programs of the 1942-1964 period have been the subject of a large amount of controversy. One side insists that foreign workers are necessary to the production of the nation's food and fiber while the other is just as certain that native workers will do the work required when paid a reasonable wage. This thesis will attempt to explore the principal issues involved in the controversy.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Allen, Donald C.
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A Case Study of Union Organizing Strategies

Description: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of a union organizational campaign among a group of women garment workers. The union that conducted the organizing drive was the International Ladies' Garment Worker's Union. The employees involved in the campaign were employed by the Russell-Newman Manufacturing Company in the North Texas community of Denton.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Oliver, John H.
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A Comparative Study of the Theory of Distributive Justice: John Bates Clark and C. E. Ayres

Description: The purpose of the present thesis, then, is to find answers to the following specific set of questions: According to Clark and Ayres, a) On what basis should the income of society be distributed? b) Are the conditions under which this goal may be achieved those which actually prevail at the present time? c) If not, what action must be taken to assure that they will prevail in the future?
Date: January 1969
Creator: Smith, G. H.
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A Comparison and Analysis of Western and Chinese Views of the Economic History of China

Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare and to analyze the responses of two opposing groups of writers to the following questions. First, did a capitalistic stage of development occur in China? Second, what factors or conditions are responsible for the retardation or absence of capitalism? One group of writers is composed of Western social scientists, and the other of Chinese Communist writers.
Date: January 1967
Creator: Leung, Kwok-wing
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A Comparison and Contrast of the Classical and Institutional Theories of Monopoly

Description: "... it will be the purpose of this paper to search the writings of Classicism as exemplified by Smith, Say, Ricardo, Senior, Mill and Marshall, and the works of Veblen for their theories of monopoly. By a contrast and comparison of these theories, it is hoped that the information developed may become the basis for checking any hidden holdovers from these two schools and, by showing their origin, to develop some understanding of a singularly complex problem of the modern world."--leaf 2
Date: August 1949
Creator: Robertson, Jack E.
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Consumer Protection in Texas

Description: In the study, as a whole, the purpose is to present the major laws for consumer protection in Texas in the existing economy and determine the extent to which they meet consumer protection standards and where they fail to meet such standards.
Date: May 1965
Creator: Mangum, James N.
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The "Crew Complement" problem and the Tripartite Agreement

Description: The main efforts in this paper are directed towards the "crew complement" problem on American Airlines, and the solution found in the Tripartite Agreement. Included is an account of the major events in the airline industry that led to the present "crew complement" problem, and its existence on other airlines.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Ward, Raymond P.
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Demographic Trends in the Older Population of Texas, 1900 To 1960

Description: "The purpose of this thesis is to examine the age structure of the population of Texas as it existed in 1960, and insofar as possible to trace important changes and trends in the older group from 1900 to 1960. The qualification derives from the fact that at this time not all of the data from the 1960 census are available, and hence many trends can be described only through 1950. Where appropriate, the structure and trends characteristic of the total population will be described, usually for comparative purposes."-- leaf 1.
Date: June 1961
Creator: Dillingham, John William
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A Descriptive Ecological Study of Selected First Admissions to a Private Psychiatric Hospital 1960 through 1963

Description: Following Hawley's point of view regarding the definition and inclusiveness of human ecology, ecological data must include both a population and its characteristics and some measurements of the environment of this population. Following Hawley, an ecological investigation must select from available data and examine at least some of the relationships that may exist among these measurable population and environmental characteristics, in an effort to find and isolate the causes of mental disorders, particularly of those now called "functional."
Date: May 1968
Creator: Carroll, D. Frederic
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A Descriptive Study of Selected Characteristics of Adolescent First Admissions to a Private Psychiatric Hospital 1959-1963

Description: The purpose of this research is to provide a descriptive study of selected social and psychiatric characteristics of adolescent first admissions to a private psychiatric hospital and an analysis of some of the inter-relationships among social, ecological, demographic and psychiatric variables selected for study.
Date: June 1966
Creator: Wulfe, Geraldine Rita
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A Descriptive Study of Selected Characteristics of Aged First Admissions to a Private Psychiatric Hospital 1959-1963

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to provide a descriptive study of psychiatric and social variables related to aged first admissions to a private psychiatric hospital in the calendar years 1959 through 1963. The study also seeks to determine what, if any, relationship exists between background characteristics of the patients and their diagnoses. Finally, the diagnosis of the patient is compared with a series of patient outcome variables to determine the relationship, if any, between diagnosis and selected recovery variables. Due to the nature of the data used, the emphasis of the thesis is upon describing relationships rather than testing hypotheses.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Smith, Joseph Clair
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Economic History of the Development of the Oil Industry in Southeast Texas

Description: The main body of this thesis is composed of four chapters: Chapter II is concerned with the development of the oil industry in Texas prior to the discovery of Spindletop; Chapter III deals with Spindletop; Chapter IV sets forth the later developments of the oil industry in Southeast Texas or Railroad Commission District No. 3; Chapter V is the concluding chapter, complete with summary, evaluation present status and future possibilities of the oil industry in Southeast Texas.
Date: January 1952
Creator: Kennedy, Emery L.
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The Employment Act of 1946: Original Intent Versus Current Interpretation, The Forces Underlying the Modification and the Implications thereof

Description: There appears to be a vacillation from the original intent of the Employment Act of 1946. It was originally intended to serve as a tool whereby the smoothing and the easing of cyclical fluctuations of the business cycle could be facilitated. It now seems as though this tool has become one which is being used to correct those structural weaknesses which exist in the economy.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Reasoner, Harrell Edward
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Employment of Older Persons as Foster Grandparents

Description: This thesis is a report of a study of the employment of foster grandparents for the foster grandparent project at the Denton State School in Denton, Texas. There were three specific interests in the study. First, it attempted to ascertain what criteria were used for the hiring of foster grandparents and how they were hired. Included in this area were the necessary steps which an individual had to take to apply for employment. Second, the study was concerned with developing a general description of the social and economic characteristics of those who were hired as foster grandparents, including their performance on certain tests which they took during the employment process. Third, it examined the relationship of selected social and economic characteristics to each other, the inter-relationships of test performance, and the relationships between the selected characteristics and test performance.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Thornton, Russell G.
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England and the International Monetary System of the Nineteenth Century

Description: There were two international standards in the nineteenth century, the theoretical gold standard and the historical sterling standard. The primary interest of this thesis is the latter, although the theoretical framework of the gold standard will also be examined. Because of its role in the London money market, particular attention will be given to the Bank of England. Since the Bank and the international standards were products of the evolutionary and revolutionary changes which occurred in Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, an attempt will be made to examine them within their historical context.
Date: May 1963
Creator: Murray, Jack W.
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The Evolution of Capital Formation Theory

Description: The various aspects of a social science ramify closely with one another, and so it will be necessary to inspect certain economic theories rather extensively in search of their meaningful connection with the word "capital." However, the major purpose here will be an examination of the use and potential logical use of the terms "capital" and "capital formation."
Date: August 1962
Creator: Hodgson, Richard Corrin
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The Evolution of Capitalist Values

Description: Capitalism has developed in something less than two hundred years into a system of doctrines and values which influence man's development around the world. It takes many forms and it functions within differing cultures and with different shades of meaning. It is an intensely penetrating economic system, never satisfied to contain itself within any given geographical area for long. It is the dominant economic structure of western civilization today and is seeking a foothold in eastern culture. For this reason it is being subjected to searching question. In any attempt to evaluate capitalism one is immediately struck by the plurality and confusion of its values. This thesis will attempt to trace the history of that plurality and confusion; to show how and why they arose; to relate economic values to the humanity which must live with them. All human values are subject to change and all social values are relative. Economic systems are social institutions and as such are directly related to the other institutions of any given society. For this reason the search for capitalistic values must be made within the social milieu as a whole. The economic system cannot be set apart from the church, the state, the family, the educational system and the values which pervade these related institutions. As man is subjected to changing social concepts and ideals, his material values will reflect these changes. And, as man is subjected to changing economic pressures, his value judgments in every area may be subjected to modification.
Date: August 1956
Creator: Staig, Mary Sue Garner
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